Who is it for?

language awareness course (LAC) is intended for a range of participants. It is suitable for less experienced teachers because sessions initially involve analysis of core grammatical areas commonly found in coursebooks.

It is also suitable for more experienced teachers as it goes on to explore these language areas in greater depth. Participants need to have completed the CELTA or an equivalent certificate and should ideally have at least a basic grasp of grammar commonly found in coursebooks and a high level of proficiency in English.

Where does it come from?

The course is provided by the International House World Organisation and written by Alex Tilbury. On completion of the course and assignments, successful participants will receive a certificate from the IH World Organisation.

What does the course cover?

The course contains 14 sessions each of 1½ hours (90 minutes). The content of each session is shown below.

LAC – sessions

Nr. Topic
Session 1 Describing language
Session 2 Tense
Session 3 Auxiliaries and operators
Session 4 Modal verbs I (extrinsic meaning)
Session 5 Modal verbs II (intrinsic meaning)
Session 6 Will and would
Session 7 Future forms
Session 8 Forms with have (perfect aspect)
Session 9 Forms with be I (progressive aspect)
Session 10 Forms with be II (passive voice)
Session 11 The verb form
Session 12 Conditional sentences
Session 13 The noun phrase
Session 14 Language as lexis


Where will the course take place?

At AKCENT IH Prague, Bítovská 3 or 5, Prague 4, near to the Budějovická metro station. – Map extern-ico

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